Illicit Uses of Cryptocurrency Gaining Attention Around the World: Expert Take

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please Read More

Russian Blockchain Association To Launch ‘First’ Guarantee System For ICO Funding

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The “first” guarantee system for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) investments is set to launch in Russia in 2018, local media outlet Izvestia reported Feb. 19. The system, dubbed ICO-hub, is being developed by Globex Bank, which is a subsidiary of state-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB) bank, together with the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (RACIB), and Read More

Finland: Authorities Unsure How To Store 2,000 Seized Bitcoins After Treasury Guidelines

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Authorities in Finland are trying to devise a means to store 2,000 bitcoins confiscated in 2016, following new guidelines from the Treasury published Tuesday, Feb. 20, Bloomberg reported. According to Bloomberg, citing the Treasury guidelines, the authorities are prohibited from storing the Bitcoin stash, worth roughly $22.8 mln today, on virtual currency exchanges or services, Read More

Petro Ignited: Venezuela Launches Pre-Sale Of Oil-Backed National Cryptocurrency

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The Venezuelan government launched the pre-sale of the world’s first national, oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro (PTR), Financial Times reports Tuesday, Feb. 20. 82.4 million Petro are already available for purchase for fiat currencies and top cryptocurrencies, although not for Venezuelan Bolivars. The government intends to attract foreign investors from countries like Poland, Denmark and Norway, as Read More

Litecoin Cash Lifts Off on First Day of Trading

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Litecoin Cash Lifts Off on First Day of Trading When forks occur, which is quite often in crypto land, the original one tends to have a good run up. This is largely due to the promise of free equivalent tokens from the new fork to holders of the original. Traders want to get in both Read More

Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types

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Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types Cryptocurrency exchanges are constantly evolving. Kraken, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platforms, introduced some new big changes. Advanced orders and 10 different currency pairs have been added to the platform overnight. Advanced Orders On Kraken Kraken has been working hard to improve its overall Read More

Blockchain For Social Payments Explored By Russia’s Kaliningrad District

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Blockchain For Social Payments Explored By Russia’s Kaliningrad District Russian state-owned development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) has teamed with the Kaliningrad district in Russia to test blockchain technology for social payments and electronic services. Kaliningrad governor Anton Alkikhanov and VEB chairman Sergei Gorkov met last week at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi to sign the Read More

Israeli Company Bitflash Sues Banks for Not Letting It Open Accounts

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An Israeli organization, Bitflash LTD, that was made in January has gotten its business dismissed by all banks in Israel, and is currently suing them. Without a ledger, an Israeli trade would not have the capacity to lawfully get fiat exchanges from customers, adequately keeping it from initial activities. Bitflash LTD, situated in Acre, has Read More